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2006 behavioral health prevalence estimates in Alaska: Serious behavioral health disorders by household

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature101177
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-15-2008
  1 website  
Author
WICHE Mental Health Program
Date
Jan-15-2008
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Age group
Alaska household demographics
Co-occurring disorders
Indicators
Populations
Prevalence estimates
Serious emotional disturbance (SED)
Serious mental illness (SMI)
Substance Use Disorders (SUD)
Abstract
This report is the first phase of a larger project to generate indicators of disparities in care and unmet need in Alaska. It provides prevalence estimates of serious behavioral health disorders. Prevalence estimates provide a standardized basis for defining the need for services in a population. The second phase of this larger project assesses the number of individuals who actually receive services. The third phase combines the information to generate indicators of unmet need and disparities in care. The project is an initiative of the Division of Behavioral Health (the Division) of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. The Division contracted with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Mental Health Program to facilitate the project. Phase I prevalence estimates were generated by an epidemiologist who has developed a technology specifically for this purpose. The synthetic estimation technology has been used for mental disorders by ten western states; Alaska is the first to use the substance use estimates.
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The economic costs of alcohol and other drug abuse in Alaska, 2012 update

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature102390
Source
Report prepared for the Alaska Mental Health Board & Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Publication Type
Report
Date
Aug-2012
  1 website  
Author
McDowell Group
Source
Report prepared for the Alaska Mental Health Board & Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Date
Aug-2012
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Co-occurring disorders
Criminal justice
Health care
Productivity loss
Protective services
Public Assistance
Social services
Traffic crashes
Underage drinking
Abstract
The Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, through the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, contracted with McDowell Group to update prior studies on the economic costs of alcohol and drug abuse in Alaska. Alcohol and drug abuse impacts Alaska's economy in a variety of ways. It can lead to greater health risks and death, impaired physical and mental abilities, crime, greater reliance on public assistance, and a number of other adverse effects. This study addresses tangible economic costs such as lost earnings or costs of government programs. However, there are mental and emotional costs that result from alcohol and drug abuse that are extremely difficult to measure and are not included in this report.
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Substance Abuse/Mental Health Integration Project: Executive summary

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature99511
Date
Aug-2001
Author
C&S Management Associates, Anchorage, Alaska
Date
Aug-2001
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Keywords
Advisory Board on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
Alaska Mental Health Board
Barriers to delivery of treatment
Co-occurring disorders
Training needs
Notes
Available upon request at the Alaska Medical Library, located on the second floor of UAA/APU Consortium Library. Ask for accession no. 99511.
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